TOP TEN: No. 10, 9 and 8

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The twelfth TOP TEN list starts today with the places 10, 9 and 8 being announced. As revealed on Saturday, this week's topic are the TOP TEN most popular entries that got no points.

The ranking isbased on a poll that was held on over two weeks. All 36 entries that finished last with not points were in the running.

So here we start…

No. 10 – Kojo with Nuku pommiin (Finland 1982)

There was a clear winner in the Finnish national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 1982 as Kojo finished both first and third with his two entries. The winning song Nuku pommiin would be one of the few rock songs in the contest those days, which was not honoured by the juries who gave it no points at all. It was also the most drastic peace hymn those days warning the listeners of a nuclear desaster. After the contest, Kojo is said to have compalained about the German entry that year which won despite spreading a far more bourgeois and inoffensive message of peace.

It was the third and last time that Finland finished last with nul points following 1963 and 1965.

No. 9 – Seyyal Taner & Lokomotif with ?�??ark?�?±m sevgi üstüne (Turkey 1987)

In the Turkish national final in 1987, the juries could only give 16 points in total and 14 of them went to Seyyal Taner and her song ?�??ark?�?±m sevgi üstüne. One year after Turkey had reached the top ten for the first time, some (including the singer herself) saw a chance for the country actually winning the contest. This did not happen as not one of the countries gave any points to the love song, whose lyrics mainly just told that this song was about love.

It was the second and last time that Turkey got nul points following 1983.

No. 8 – Monica Zetterlund with En gång in Stockholm (Sweden 1963)

Two singers performed the winning song En gång in Stockholm in the Swedish national final in 1963, but Monica Zetterlund's rendition with the bigger orchestra was chosen for London. Due to the new voting system that had been introduced the year before, for the second year in a row no less than four entries tied for last place with nul points and one of them was the minimalistic ballad from Sweden. Despite this result, Monica Zetterlund remained one of Sweden's most popular singers and actresses. In 2005, she died in a fire at her home in Stockholm.

This was the first and only time that Sweden finished last with nul points.

Tomorrow, we will introduce the no. 7 and 6 on the list.